Churchill Nanje, an entrepreneur in the digital economy sector is making high waves in the South West Region when it comes to web and software development. Njorku.com, his enterprise, has created a platform where available jobs are brought to job seekers online. To access the platform, one just needs to type Njorku.com and select from the available options. “We help people find jobs online. We have job search software and recruitment platforms plus a lot of other solutions we build for clients,” he explained. He said they have built countless websites and software for many institutions across the country among them is the Cameroon General Certificate of Education Board (GCEB).
Njorku.com currently has 10 workers and Churchill Nanje explained that the number has been slashed down from 20 due to the socio-political crisis rocking the Anglophone community. What seems big today started in 2004 after Churchill Nanje had just gotten five Advanced Levels subjects in the sciences with 23 points to his credit. “I then engaged in teaching two programmes which were computer repairs and maintenance and web development and programming at Trustech Institute Molyko while figuring out what to do with my life. I then realised that I could set up something big in ICTs,” he recalled. In 2006, with financial assistant from his mother and friends, he was able to start Njorku.com with FCFA 1.5 million. From 2006 to 2008, the company stayed on the job market without a single client. He maintained that what kept him going was the love for what he was doing. Churchill Nanje, age 32, has no formal training in ICTs. “I taught myself in cyber cafes everything that I know today,” he explained smiling. As regards his monthly remuneration, he said that his contract at Njorku.com stipulates FCFA 300 000.
As of February 1, 2018, Njorku.com currently has 200,000 users on its platform monthly. Its Chief Executive Officer projects to have 10 million professional users every month in the next five years with their life time target being 350 million professions across Africa.